Julia Suggests:


Plant an early spring container with colorful pansies or primrose, Take pussy-willow branches and place evenly in the pot, gather all the branches at the top and tie with raffia or ribbon for an instant vertical obelisk. Cover the spaces of bare soil with moss.

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Hop to it! Get a quick screen cover for unsightly views.
Are you looking for a rapid-growing summer screen in your garden?
Consider a European Hop climbing up and through a tall trellis or other tall open structure. Plant in spring to establish these perennial vines and then expect year after year of lush, vertical growth.


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Cut flowers from your garden in winter!
Fresh flowers from your garden are a special joy. With warm weather, the first snowdrop could be blooming in your garden.
To enjoy its delicate markings and soft scent, cut a few nodding flowers and bring them inside to display in a small vase, adding sprigs of fresh ever greens. For a pretty winter combination, tuck in gold-tipped evergreen sprigs. What bliss to have a little bouquet of snowdrops in a small vase close to your workspace?


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Consider snowdrops in an outdoor container or window box. Dig up a clump of snowdrops, not necessarily blooming. Plant the snowdrops in an outdoor container with soil, and then water. Place the container where you will enjoy them, in a place that you pass often, or in a location where you cannot fail to see them.